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Recycle fabric by making homemade hankies.

When someone in our family tosses a cloth item, such as clothes or sheets, into the thrift store giveaway box, I inspect it for holes or stains, because our thrift shop will throw damaged items away. If necessary, I wash the pieces the thrift store won't accept, cut off any buttons to add to our repair bag, and set the cloth aside.

While I'm reading aloud to our five children, they use scissors to cut the old Items into squares for the "Kleenex" basket. Sheets yield quite a few squares! We store the homemade tissues in a wire basket in the kitchen. I now have one less item to buy and we've found a second use for our "trash."

Lauren Banta

Centerburg, Ohio

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Title Annotation:Country Lore: Readers' Tips to Live By
Author:Banta, Lauren
Publication:Mother Earth News
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Aug 1, 2015
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